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Plain, flat-rim circular dish with shallow flat well; no foot ring. Two faint undecipherable marks on underside, a tombstone shape with letters along top and what appears to be a rosette below, and a rectangle possibly with figure. Overall wear. Dents in well.
Catalog card with pencilled attribution to Thomas Danforth II (1731-1782) of Middletown, CT, w. 1755-1782. Probably based on reading of mark as Danforth's lion-in-gateway touch, but no supporting evidence given. Needs further research and examination.
The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
Currently not on view
date made
place made
United States: Connecticut, Middletown
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 7/8 in x 13 3/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 33.9725 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Copp Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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